[b-hebrew] Zech 9:10

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 00:48:08 EDT 2013


Hi George,

The interruption is welcome.  However, I agree with what you have said as
well.  So, I guess the love fest continues.

Blessings,

Jerry

Jerry Shepherd
Taylor Seminary
Edmonton, Alberta
jshepherd53 at gmail.com



On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:

>  Sorry to break up the love-in…
>
>  Just to nuance the previous comments from Jerry and Dave: While the
> clause in question is indeed a verbless clause, we need to remember that
> this is poetry not prose. As such, supplying a verb isn't requisite. It all
> depends on how you phrase it in English. Poetry is, after all, about using
> words and clauses in non-standard ways. Note the consistent use of *
> weqatal* verbs throughout v.10, which ties all the actions together into
> one big whole. I'd render the sections as something like this:
>
>  9. Celebrate greatly, Daughter Zion!
> Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
> See your king comes to you,
> exonerated and freed.
> He is humble, and riding on a donkey,
> on an ass, the foal of she-asses,
> 10. eliminating chariotry in Ephraim,
> and horse from Jerusalem,
> eliminating the bow of war,
> and promising peace to the nations,
> his dominion from sea to sea,
> from the River to the ends of the earth.
>
>  (Note: I've followed a textual emendation of the first word in 9.10,
> swapping the taw and yodh to render it 3ms rather than 1cs.)
>
>
>
>  *GEORGE ATHAS*
> *Dean of Research,*
> *Moore Theological College *(moore.edu.au)
> *Sydney, Australia*
>
>
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